_B.J. Taylor

UCF senior guard BJ Taylor (1) went 2-for-3 in three-pointers during the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 22. The No. 9 seed UCF Knights went on to defeat the No. 8 seed VCU Rams 73-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.

UCF men's basketball guard BJ Taylor has been selected to compete in this week's 3-Point Championship, which is a part of the 31st annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, UCF Athletics announced in a Monday press release.

The event will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday.

Taylor shot 37.2% from beyond the arc this season for UCF. He was one of eight men’s basketball players from around the country selected to participate in the event. 

Taylor made 180 three-point shots during his time at UCF, which places him sixth all-time in the UCF record books, according to the release.

The event will air Thursday at 9 p.m on ESPN. 

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